October 11, 2010

BASF expands bioplastic capacity

Just came back from the World Detergents Conference in Switzerland and the only word that stood out during the entire event was "sustainability". A colleague from another magazine and I were actually thinking of taking a shot every time sustainability was mentioned but then we would be too drunk before the first morning break starts. =)

I will try to post a recap of the event but here's a short blog post from a surfactant/oleochemical expert Neil Burns of Neil Burns and Associates to give a glimpse of what happened during the detergent sustainability fest.

For now, back to this news from BASF about its capacity expansion for bioplastic product Ecoflex from 14,000 tonnes/year to 60,000 tonnes in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The expanded capacity is expected to come onstream at the end of 2010.

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